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Russian Spacecraft Delivers Spacesuit Repair Kit to International Space Station

An unmanned Russian spacecraft arrived at the International Space Station Saturday (July 27) bearing food, supplies and a repair kit for a malfunctioning spacesuit on the orbiting outpost. Full story

Search for States' Missing Apollo 11 Moon Rocks Continues

Eleven states' Apollo 11 moon rocks are missing. Despite a search that has lasted more than a decade, the current whereabouts of the Apollo 11 moon rocks gifted to Alabama, Louisiana, Nevada, New York, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin are still unknown. Full story

Ex-astronaut reappointed to NM Spaceport Authority

Gov. Susana Martinez has reappointed two members of the New Mexico Spaceport Authority, including a former astronaut who's the veteran of two space flights. Full story

Space art eyes creativity in tech at Smithsonian

The familiar exteriors of astronauts' spacesuits often hide all of the ingenuity and mechanics that are built inside the suits, which were first imagined as "wearable spacecraft." Full story

NASA Mishap Panel to Investigate Aborted Spacewalk

NASA has created an expert panel to investigate what went wrong during a July 16 spacewalk that had to be cut short when water began filling the spacesuit helmet of one astronaut in a scary malfunction. Full story

The pioneering 'housewives' of the space race

   Author Lily Koppel tells MSNBC’s Richard Lui about the real-life experiences of the wives of astronauts in the 1960s and 1970s as recounted in her new nonfiction book, “The Astronaut Wives Club.”

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  ‘A failure like that can definitely become dangerous’

A routine spacewalk on the International Space Station took a scary turn when water began to build up in an astronaut’s helmet. Former astronaut and spacewalk veteran Steve Robinson discusses potential causes of the water leak.

  NASA investigates dangerous spacewalk water leak

There were some anxious moments in space Tuesday morning involving one of the astronauts on board the International Space Station, whose helmet suddenly began filling with water. NBC’s Tom Costello reports.

  Watch astronaut wash her hair in zero gravity

NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg posted a video showing how she washes her long hair in zero gravity aboard the International Space Station, and the video has quickly gone viral.

  NASA unveils new spacecraft to replace shuttles

The new spaceship, Orion, can carry six astronauts, but its first launch will be unmanned in a little more than one year. WESH's Dan Billow reports.

  NASA’s new astronauts-in-training

Four men and four women comprise NASA’s 2013 astronaut class. More than 6,300 people vied for one of the spots. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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This July 16, 2013 NASA image shows NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, Expedition 36 flight engineer, using a digital still camera during a session of extravehicular activity as work continues on the International Space Station. A little more than one hour into the spacewalk on Tuesday, European Space A

NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy uses a digital still camera during a spacewalk as work continues on the International Space Station
NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy uses a digital still camera during a spacewalk as work continues on the International Space Station

NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy uses a digital still camera during a spacewalk as work continues on the International Space Station in this July 16, 2013 handout photo provided by NASA. Cassidy and fellow astronaut Luca Parmitano of Italy were less than an hour into a planned six-hour outing when Parm